Because Every Story Has A Back Story


For five years I’ve written “opinionated thoughts on random topics.”

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I’m still opinionated and I’m still random, but as blogs tend to do my blog has morphed somewhat. What I write here isn’t the same as I used to write here. Sometimes it is. The early days were a lot more random and a lot more about Target. I used to say that my blog was the things I would talk to you about if we had lunch. Well, I’m not sure that I have as concise a phrase to define the current content, but I don’t think the old framework works any more either.

I write a lot more now about things I’m reading than I did five years ago, mainly because five years ago I didn’t read as much as I do now. I use my blog to get free books to review, and I review other books (that I don’t get for free) too. I sometimes review movies and music and local businesses and restaurants.

I write more about spiritual matters now and not from the perspective of someone who has the answers — if I’ve learned anything in the last two years it’s that I don’t have all the answers, or really any of them — but as someone who is asking questions.

But the one thing that’s consistent is the back story. You know this is you’ve ever talked to me in person, but if I tell a story it never starts with the here and now but always goes back to some earlier point in time. This post in point — I didn’t just cut to the chase and say “I’m changing my blog subtitle” but instead told the long and drawn out path that led here.

Because every story has a back story.

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